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that idea would horrify katie couric but i will take thomas jefferson and the other side can have katie couric. andrew: just in a thumbnail=Ññ?ñ sketch, how did it happen? how did we go from 17 unique discreet powers that only addressed things that were federal like a post office, like have an army and a navy for a common defense and a department of weights and patents to 4,000 different criminal laws, 40,000 pages of tax regulations? how did we get from ra small government with maximum individual liberty that recognized limitations on it to a big fat government that doesn't recognize any limitation of its powers? >> well, the short answer is that we trusted the federal government to determine what the limits of the federal government's powers were. just as any other group of people coo be expected to do, over time, the federal government decided it had all powers that it was necessary that it be able to regulate everything, to tax everything, to legislate every question. over time that came to mean that the principal of federalism that we talked about a minute ago vanished from the
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